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08:22 AM ET 07.27 | Until now, the Washington Capitals were all Alexander Semin knew in his NHL career. After signing a one-year deal with the Carolina Hurricanes, Semin's agent made it clear that his leaving had nothing to do with not liking Washington. This was about hockey and the need to do more on the ice. "For Alex professionally he needed a fresh start," agent Mark Gandler said. ... With the Hurricanes, Semin will be paid even more money ($7 million) this season than he earned for any one year with the Caps. And he'll be asked to do as much under Kirk Muller as he did at times under Bruce Boudreau: killing penalties and more. "We all understand that every player has to deserve his ice time. But having said that, yes, they plan to use him in all situations," Gandler said.

The Washington Times

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July 27, 2012  08:35 AM ET

Why he signed with CAR?

Because he had 2 offers on the table. Carolina for $7,000,000 and the local "bank" for $6,999,950 less.

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July 27, 2012  08:58 AM ET

the bigger question may be how did Carolina beat out all of those other teams knocking down his door?

July 27, 2012  08:59 AM ET

"Why Semin inked with Carolina?" Because no one else wanted him!....If Carolina would've waited, they probably could have had him for less money. And the owners are crying that profit margins are shrinking....no freaking wonder when you sign a guy that broke 40 goal and 80 points plateau once in his career and you give him Crosby, Malkin type money!

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July 27, 2012  09:00 AM ET
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Hurricane Semin. I'd hate to be in that flood.

Would the 'eye of the storm' be known as a facial?

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July 27, 2012  09:27 AM ET

That is a lot of money for a moody Russian. Carolina was smart in signing him for one year though. Longer than that and he probably would be in the KHL before his contract expired.

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July 27, 2012  09:38 AM ET

Carolina has a ton of cap space and are nicely adding pieces. Good signing imo. Could they have got him less, maybe, but it's not like they are against the cap so it doesn't really matter. 1 yr deal limits the risk. Play him with E Staal and he will put up 35+ goals.

July 27, 2012  09:47 AM ET
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Aw man. They don't let you have ANY fun here anymore.

We should call it ACC Jr.

July 27, 2012  09:53 AM ET
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We should call it ACC Jr.

Comment Semin Eleven.

July 27, 2012  10:04 AM ET

$7 million!? Money shot!

July 27, 2012  10:16 AM ET
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$7 million!? Money shot!

That's a huge wad.

July 27, 2012  10:17 AM ET

"But having said that, yes, they plan to use him in all situations...there's going to be Semin everywhere."

July 27, 2012  10:23 AM ET
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"But having said that, yes, they plan to use him in all situations...there's going to be Semin everywhere."

Kinda like Charlie Harper's bedroom?

July 27, 2012  10:29 AM ET
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Kinda like Charlie Harper's bedroom?

And Charlie Sheen's goddess'

July 27, 2012  10:31 AM ET

Here's hoping PNC Arena does not have a blacklight.

July 27, 2012  10:33 AM ET
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the bigger question may be how did Carolina beat out all of those other teams knocking down his door?

I know you meant ****

 
July 27, 2012  10:34 AM ET
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the bigger question may be how did Carolina beat out all of those other teams knocking down his door?

beet offf

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